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The mining companies behind the Conga and Pascua-Lama mines are working to gain support from communities who have been worried about water pollution and adequate supplies.

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The Global Rundown Nicaragua will soon begin construction of its ocean-linking canal, Saudi Arabia is spending billions to build water infrastructure, and New York City continues to build a massive drinking water tunnel. Ireland has reduced its planned water rates. Uruguay is recycling cooking oil into biodiesel, and a Netherlands paper mill is recycling water. […]

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Peru is opening a large irrigation project to boost agricultural exports. Australia is spending millions on water projects in New South Wales, while Guatemala is spending millions to repay families affected by the Chixoy Dam. A transport route between the Baltic and Black Seas is being revived. Farmers in Bangladesh are growing food in floating […]

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Detroit will continue shutting off water for unpaid accounts through the winter, while Iowa may set restrictions to protect an important aquifer. China is spending billions to prevent oil pipeline disasters, India is brainstorming how to conserve water, and Seattle is looking at green infrastructure to save fish. Italy is struggling with floods, Sri Lanka […]

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The Global Rundown The United States and China have agreed to landmark cuts in carbon emissions to fight climate change, which is warming groundwater as well as the air and surface water. The U.S. Congress is moving to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, documents suggest Shell spilled more oil in the Niger Delta than […]

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Despite early-warning systems, the world lacks urgency in heading off slow-moving disasters.

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The Global Rundown Scientists in New York City are studying health and disease outbreaks through wastewater, while hundreds are ill with a waterborne disease in Portugal. Peru’s Conga gold mine is gaining community support, and Canada fined an oil company for water pollution. Land investors in Egypt are suing over a lack of water, while […]

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The Global Rundown Worsening water stress was identified by the World Economic Forum as one of the top global trends to watch next year. Water stress has prompted Georgia to sue the U.S. government, while water stress in California is being exacerbated by illegal marijuana operations. Singapore’s smart water grid is reducing leaks and water […]

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The Global Rundown Water withdrawals in the United States are leveling off even as the economy continues to grow. Businesses say water risks are growing. California voters are spending more money to combat drought, as will the hydraulic fracturing industry in the United States. Thailand faces water shortages, late rains are exacerbating food insecurity in […]

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The Global Rundown China opened the second section of its massive South-North water diversion, while desalination is being considered to save the Middle East’s Jordan River from water diversions. California will need to spend millions just to maintain its current water infrastructure, and India is spending millions to irrigate sugarcane farms. Meanwhile, public opposition is […]

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Desire to protect the poor left Brazil’s driest city few options other than new pipes and prayers for rain.

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The Global Rundown The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is urging the world to take action now. Climate change is being linked to floods and water scarcity in Pakistan, sinking cities in Southeast Asia, and pushing back progress on waterborne diseases in China. A lack of clean water and sanitation is threatening babies in Tanzania, […]

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The Global Rundown Aging infrastructure is wasting huge amounts of water in the United States, where San Antonio is eying a major water pipeline deal. A new report values water infrastructure in New Zealand. Also Down Under: threats to Sydney’s drinking water and plans to dump dredged soil onto Australia’s wetlands. Heavy rains threaten life […]

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Using public trust doctrine, communities restore streams diverted for more than 100 years.

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Health Africa Access to clean water is crucial for both treating Ebola patients in Africa and preventing the spread of the disease, according to the aid agency UNICEF, RT reported. One patient needs an estimated 150 liters of clean water a day, approximately 10 times the amount typically available per capita in Liberia. Water Supply […]

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Climate Change Asia, Pacific Climate change, population growth and the intensification of industry and agriculture are threatening important ecosystems on the Tibetan plateau, according to a study by the Kunming Institute of Botany, China Dialogue reported. One of the most important functions of these ecosystems—a function that will likely be diminished by the changes— is […]

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Water & Food Central America, Africa, Pacific More than half a million people in Honduras and 3 million people in Central America are facing hunger due to a drought that has destroyed crops and caused food prices to spike, according to the Red Cross, Reuters reported. The conditions are forcing more people to migrate or […]

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Water Access North America, Middle East, Africa Two experts from the United Nations found that water shutoffs to Detroit residents unable to pay their water bills are a violation of human rights, the U.N. News Centre reported. The experts visited the city over the weekend, where as many as 3,000 water customers are being disconnected […]

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Water Infrastructure Australia, Asia, Africa, Middle East Australia is planning to build more dams and invest in as many as 30 irrigation schemes to provide more water for agricultural production, Reuters reported, citing a new government paper. Per capita water availability from the country’s existing dams has declined more than 20 percent since 1980. As […]

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Climate Change Nearly 1,000 high-altitude lakes have been formed in Peru over the past 40 years as the country’s glaciers have melted 40 percent, Reuters reported. The glaciers are the source of much of the drinking water in Peru but are disappearing due to climate change, the Peruvian government said. Declining Arctic sea ice is […]

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